Scouting for the Future of Nursing: Promoting Leadership and Diversity

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148595
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Scouting for the Future of Nursing: Promoting Leadership and Diversity
Abstract:
Scouting for the Future of Nursing: Promoting Leadership and Diversity
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Brooks, Christopher M., RN, BSN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:College of Mount Saint Vincent
Title:Instructor
[Leadership Session Presentation] This presentation will discuss an Independent Study Project designed to promote leadership skills in male nursing students and promote possible gender diversity in the future nursing workforce. At the present time, both of these areas are viewed as priorities among professional leaders both in education and service. The complexities of today's practice and the serious health demands of the population require individuals with strong leadership abilities.  It has also been reported in a recent national sample survey of registered nurses that only approximately 5% to 6% of the present nursing workforce are male.  Strides have been made to promote diversity relative to race/ ethnicity but less energy has been devoted to gender diversity.  The responsibility for promoting leadership and diversity can be shared by professionals practicing in various roles in a variety of settings. This presentation will describe the process employed in identifying a community group that provided an environment supportive of meeting objectives. Specific activities utilized in the Independent Study Project, barriers to the accomplishment of goals, and strategies to address these barriers will also be included. The Boy Scouts, as a community organization, was not just selected because of the gender aspect. Many proposed objectives and values identified in Boy Scouting are integral to Professional Nursing Education and Practice. These include but are not limited to honesty, strength of character, altruism, physical and mental responsibility and living one's life in an ethical manner.   Five male nursing students were recruited to participate with a male faculty serving as their advisor. Leadership skills, such as collaboration, negotiation, time management, role modeling, and effective communication were developed.  These nursing students were responsible for meeting the requirements of specific merit badges. In the process, scouts ages 11 to 17 were introduced to nursing as a possible and viable future profession.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleScouting for the Future of Nursing: Promoting Leadership and Diversityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148595-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Scouting for the Future of Nursing: Promoting Leadership and Diversity</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Brooks, Christopher M., RN, BSN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">College of Mount Saint Vincent</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">chris.brooks@mountsaintvincent.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership Session Presentation] This presentation will discuss an Independent Study Project designed to promote leadership skills in male nursing students and promote possible gender diversity in the future nursing workforce. At the present time, both of these areas are viewed as priorities among professional leaders both in education and service. The complexities of today's practice and the serious health demands of the population require individuals with strong leadership abilities. &nbsp;It has also been reported in a recent national sample survey of registered nurses that only approximately 5% to 6% of the present nursing workforce are male.&nbsp; Strides have been made to promote diversity relative to race/ ethnicity but less energy has been devoted to gender diversity. &nbsp;The responsibility for promoting leadership and diversity can be shared by professionals practicing in various roles in a variety of settings. This presentation will describe the process employed in identifying a community group that provided an environment supportive of meeting objectives. Specific activities utilized in the Independent Study Project, barriers to the accomplishment of goals, and strategies to address these barriers will also be included. The Boy Scouts, as a community organization, was not just selected because of the gender aspect. Many proposed objectives and values identified in Boy Scouting are integral to Professional Nursing Education and Practice. These include but are not limited to honesty, strength of character, altruism, physical and mental responsibility and living one's life in an ethical manner. &nbsp;&nbsp;Five male nursing students were recruited to participate with a male faculty serving as their advisor. Leadership skills, such as collaboration, negotiation, time management, role modeling, and effective communication were developed. &nbsp;These nursing students were responsible for meeting the requirements of specific merit badges. In the process, scouts ages 11 to 17 were introduced to nursing as a possible and viable future profession.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:47:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:47:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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